Kara Witalis has 21 years of experience in hospital and health system strategic planning and implementation, organizational process and change management facilitation, and clinical product line planning and implementation. She has led multiple successful engagements for academic medical centers, community-based health systems and large-scale medical groups from across the country. Her recent clients have included Providence St. Joseph Health, UCSF Health, UC Davis Health, USC Keck School of Medicine and St. Lawrence Health System. Before joining Via Healthcare Consulting, Ms. Witalis provided strategic and business planning, compensation valuation, and out-of-network dispute litigation services to provider organizations across the nation. She has national experience in trauma and emergency services regional planning and system design and trauma center development. Ms. Witalis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University, San Antonio. She has advanced training in leadership and change management from Boston College.